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Officials Urge DSNY To Cease Issuing Sidewalk Violation Tickets

Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, and Councilman Kalman Yeger have urged New York’s Department of Sanitation to cease issuing sidewalk violation tickets during coronavirus crisis. Full Story

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Sara Cohen(@happyme)
May 11, 2020 12:45 pm

Yes i received BEFORE THE CORONO VIRUS bc it was windy day and paper blew in wind we clean twice a day it so upsetting.
anyone with experience with these violations who can advise me what to do.
Thank you

What to Do
Reply to  Sara Cohen
May 12, 2020 12:35 am

If you make reasonable efforts to keep the area clean, by cleaning twice per day, for example, then you can request a hearing and use that as a defense to the summons.

Outraged!
May 11, 2020 1:36 pm

How disgusting!

Do they really go to other neighborhoods,……. or just the Jewish ones!?!?

underlyings
May 11, 2020 1:51 pm

There’s the issue of what exactly constitutes a violation – one wrapper, ten, etc. which seems up the the discretion of some enforcer, and that’s not really a workable law.

As to relaxing things for COVID, I don’t understand that logic. Essential to life is cleanliness. Put on a mask and gloves and clean your property perimeter. You have MORE time not less to do this nowadays.

So, I’m for fine tuning the sanitation laws in general, but not specific to COVID times.

I guess
May 11, 2020 5:54 pm

I guess you don’t own a house and you don’t have little kids at home. When you barely have time to take care your own needs with small kids at home. There is no way you have 10 mins before 8am to go clean your front yard before you get summoned. Usually the dirt is from the wind or passerby. I do not understand this law in first place. If the mayor really care about clean streets there would be more garbage cans or sanitation would really clean streets like you see everywhere in different countries. It’s clear that just… Read more »

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